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Friday, September 11, 2009
This first picture you will see again down below in the "parting shots." I just had to put it here at the top because I thought it was so cool.
I made Simplicity 4760 for Mr. 6. I used a red plaid flannel material. I didn't have enough material to cut out the collar; so I cut out the collar from some old denim jeans that were too small and also some for the sleeve hem. I found out later that I really did have enough fabric for the collar. Awhile back I had given it to my son to play with thinking I wouldn't need it, and I forgot all about doing that. But I'm glad that it happened this way because I like the addition of the denim. I think it gives it more of a customized look. You would have to pay more money for it in the store with this little extra detail, because it's special.
The denim was a bit thick so therefore difficult for the collar to lie flat. So what I did was, instead of following the guide sheet's instructions for the collar, I followed instructions for a wrapped corner, which you can find on my blog, probably under "sewing tips." underneath the "labels" section on the left-hand side. I also understitched as far as I could, pressed after each step, then ended with topstitching with red contrasting thread for a nice professional-looking finish. I also topstitched around the outside of the sleeve hem on the denim trim.
Miss 16 dressed up to be Lola Luftnagle from the Hannah Montana show for a party.
Little mommy with baby in sling.
Crafting day with a friend using fusing beads.
Budding guitarist morphs into Batman.
And resting after a long hard day.